Lose 6 Lbs Just Getting Around

Looking for a cheap and easy way to drop some pounds this winter? Park your car and take rapid transit to work. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that Charlotte, North Carolina residents who became regular users of the city's mass transit system dropped about 6.5 pounds. On average, BMI decreased by 1.18 points. This was accomplished by walking an average of 1.2 miles a day between home, rail stations and work.

True Strength Moment: Taking rapid transit instead of driving can also save you quite a bit of money in gas station and repair shop visits. If you don't have mass transportation options in your hometown, try running your errands on foot instead of driving from one parking lot to the next. Carrying what you buy all the way home adds a resistance element to this practical cardio routine.
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